Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Vice-chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, helped lead the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. A video depicting 50 years of CLBC history was played and Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved.

Friday, January 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember and Vice-chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, Doctor Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and the State Assembly honored civil rights hero Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior during a special ceremony on the floor of the State Assembly. “I am accustomed to the roller coasters of life. And I understood as a child that two steps forward and one step back makes me still one step ahead,” Doctor Weber said. “I will not be deterred because of the environment that I find myself in. I will not be discouraged because, if so, then I don’t live up to the legacy of Dr. King.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), a member of the Assembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General, voted to recommend that the full Assembly confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of California. “I’m very impressed with your resume,” said Doctor Weber. “I’m very pleased that someone who has the depth and the understanding and the character of this state is being asked to serve as Attorney General.”

Thursday, October 27, 2016

(San Diego-CA)-Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-79) delivered opening remarks to the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting in San Diego, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez also shared her views regarding the diversity of her district and responded to the disparities in voter participation during the hearing.

The Informational Hearing focused on voter participation and engagement among traditionally underrepresented groups. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) today that would make improving public safety the primary purpose of criminal sentencing in California.

“It seems obvious that public safety would be our aim,” Weber said. “But current statute has punishment as the sole purpose of the sentences carried out by our justice and corrections systems. The result is that criminals come out of prison more criminalized than when they went in.

Monday, September 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that would address the growing problem of student food insecurity on college campuses.

Weber, who chairs the Select Committee on Campus Climate, said the bill was inspired both by an intern who struggled with food insecurity and by testimony she heard from students at a hearing she held last fall in San Diego.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

(San Diego-CA)-Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-79) delivered opening remarks to the Assembly Select Committee on Higher Education in San Diego County, on Friday, August 5, 2016, at the Chula Vista City Chambers. SB 81, signed by Governor Brown, will create an analysis to determine the need and location for new college campuses.

The City of Chula Vista’s University and Innovation District’s project team provided a briefing to Assemblymember Weber and the committee on a potential Cal Poly Chula Vista facility. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.

Monday, August 15, 2016

(San Diego, CA)-Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-79) held her fourth Annual Health Fair and Back to School Kickoff on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Encanto Boys & Girls Club. Community health organizations and civic groups provided health screenings, school supplies and backpacks to children who will be attending school in the Fall. Assemblymember Weber also encouraged perfect attendance to promote academic achievement and make students eligible to receive her Perfect Attendance award and receive a day at SeaWorld in June, 2017. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.